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Blue & Gold Tavern

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79 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003 40.727258 -73.98632
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-1006 Send to Phone

Photo by Yun Cee Ng

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Sun-Tue, 4:30pm-4am; Wed-Sat, 4pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Everybody's favorite East Village dive pulls in a regular crowd of college kids, bikers, local senior citizens and random eccentrics—like the long-haired guy whose only sound is a high-pitched shriek. Mixed drinks run for as little as four dollars, but that means the pretty Ukrainian owner will have to head to the fridge in the back room for juice, and you might be out of luck with ice. Stay long enough to play pool on the ratty table and mine the juke's selection of hits from the '60s to the '80s. But if at all possible, use the bathroom elsewhere—don't say we didn't warn you.


In addition to black-and-white photographs documenting the bar's history, Blue & Gold's walls are decorated with fading pictures of European men blowing long Alphorns.



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